The Outsider Full Episode Guide Details & Cast

HBO‘s upcoming miniseries The Outsider which dependent on the novel of a similar name by Stephen King contorted the story of homicide and mixed up the character. With the arrangement debut, one-month left and HBO’s discharged subtleties on the initial six-episode of the 10 episode season 1.

Release Date

The Outsider is coming on the small screen, January 12, 2020, at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Only two episodes will be air January 12, the rest of episodes then it will continue for after one week.

Official Trailer

The Plot:

“The 10 episode series follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.”

The Outsider Episodes Guide:

Episode 1: “Fish in a Barrel”

Airdate: SUNDAY, JAN. 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Written by Richard Price; directed by Jason Bateman.

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) launches an investigation into the gruesome murder. With eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), Ralph makes a very public arrest but is perplexed by Terry’s seeming indifference to hiding his crime. After Terry’s wife Glory (Julianne Nicholson) calls their attorney Howie Salomon (Bill Camp) for assistance, a bewildered Terry produces an ironclad alibi during interrogation. Meanwhile, Howie calls in his PI Alec Pelley (Jeremy Bobb) to look into Terry’s side of the story.

Episode 2: “Roanoke”

Airdate: SUNDAY, JAN. 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Written by Richard Price; directed by Jason Bateman.

During a surreptitious late-night visit with Terry (Jason Bateman), Ralph (Ben Mendelsohn) admits to being baffled by conflicting physical evidence. The next day, an unexpected tragedy throws the investigation into a tailspin, and ornery detective Jack Hoskins (Marc Menchaca) is forced to cut his hunting trip short to return to work and pick up the slack. Meanwhile, Glory (Julianne Nicholson) tries to soothe her daughter Jessa (Scarlett Juniper Blum), who says she’s been visited by a strange man in her room at night.

Episode 3: “Dark Uncle”

Airdate: SUNDAY, JAN. 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Written by Richard Price; directed by Andrew Bernstein.

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph (Ben Mendelsohn) continues to scrutinize the confounding circumstances surrounding the night of the murder. Frustrated by their lack of progress, Ralph and GBI detective Yunis Sablo (Yul Vázquez) meet with Alec (Jeremy Bobb) and Howie (Bill Camp), who suggests bringing in unorthodox PI Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo). Jack (Marc Menchaca) has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Glory (Julianne Nicholson) deals with the fallout at her daughters’ school and with Jessa’s (Scarlett Juniper Blum) increasingly concerning nightmares.

Episode 4: “Que Viene El Coco”

Airdate: SUNDAY, JAN. 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Written by Richard Price; directed by Andrew Bernstein.

While retracing the Maitlands’ recent family vacation in Dayton, Ohio, Holly (Cynthia Erivo) pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage (Derek Cecil). Meanwhile, Glory (Julianne Nicholson) faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack’s (Marc Menchaca) behavior grows progressively more erratic.

Episode 5: ” Tear-Drinker”

Airdate: SUNDAY, FEB. 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Written by Richard Price; directed by Igor Martinovic.

After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly (Cynthia Erivo) searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case. Jeannie (Mare Winningham) finds herself shaken by an unnerving incident at work and delivers an ominous warning to Ralph (Ben Mendelsohn). Jack (Marc Menchaca) is put on the defensive at Tamika’s (Hettienne Park) baby shower.

Episode 6: ” The One About the Yiddish Vampire”

Airdate: SUNDAY, FEB. 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Written by Jessie Nickson-Lopez; directed by Karyn Kusama.

Holly (Cynthia Erivo) presents her unusual theory about the connection between two other mysterious child murders and the Frankie Peterson case. While Ralph (Ben Mendelsohn) remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis (Yul Vázquez) suggests they start looking into Claude (Paddy Considine), the last person to have contact with Terry (Jason Bateman). Jeannie’s (Mare Winningham) attempt to include Glory (Julianne Nicholson) in their group of concerned citizens backfires.

Episode 7: In the Pines, In the Pines

Airdate: SUNDAY, Feb16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Holly tries to help a volatile but conflicted Jack, while their whereabouts are being tracked by Ralph and Alec; after she’s confronted by gossip, Glory considers Howie’s suggestion on how to secure her family’s financial future.

Episode 8: Foxhead

Airdate: SUNDAY, Feb 23  (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Sensing something ominous afoot, Claude reconnects with his brother in Tennessee, while Holly, Ralph, Yunis, and Andy follow him in hopes of isolating the evil force and thwarting its next kill; a visiting family avoids a dangerous encounter.

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Episode 9: Tigers and Bears

After obscuring their true purpose in town from local police, Ralph and Yunis interview witnesses from the cave festival, while Holly and Andy visit the scene; later, the group considers its next move as Claude deals with the weight of his role.

Airdate: SUNDAY, (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Written by Dennis Lehane; directed by Karyn Kusama.

Episode 10: Must/Can’t

The group finds itself in a climactic showdown in their last-ditch, desperate attempt to root out El Coco.

Airdate: SUNDAY,  (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Written by Dennis Lehane; directed by TBD


The cast includes Ben Mendelsohn as Ralph Anderson, Cynthia Erivo as Holly Gibney, Bill Camp (The Night Of) as Howie Salomon, and Mare Winningham as Ralph’s wife Jeannie Anderson. Paddy Considine (The Third Day) is Claude Bolton, manager of a local strip club; Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown) plays Glory Maitland; Yul Vázquez (Midnight, Texas) is Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Yunis Sablo; and Jeremy Bobb (The Knick) is Alec Pelley, a private investigator hired by Howie.

Marc Menchaca (The Sinner) plays detective Jack Hoskins and Jason Bateman (Ozark) stars as Terry Maitland.

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